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Social Welfare Appeals.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 13 October 2009

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Ceisteanna (329, 330, 331, 332)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

329 Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the length of time it will take for a decision to be made in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will expedite the matter. [35340/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Family)

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all the evidence, including that adduced at an oral hearing, has allowed the appeal of the person concerned. The person concerned has been notified of the decision. The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an office of the Department that is independently responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.

Dinny McGinley

Ceist:

330 Deputy Dinny McGinley asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the position regarding an appeal for carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal. [35348/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I am advised by the Social Welfare Appeals Office that an Appeals Officer, having fully considered all the evidence, including that adduced at an oral hearing, disallowed the appeal of the person concerned. Following the submission of additional information the Appeals Officer reviewed the case, but found that there were no new facts or fresh evidence that would warrant a revision of the original decision. The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an office of the Department that is independently responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.

Question No. 331 withdrawn.

Jack Wall

Ceist:

332 Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the position of a social welfare appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35363/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned has been referred to an Appeals Officer who proposes to hold an oral hearing in the case. The person concerned will be notified when the necessary arrangements have been made. The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an office of the Department that is independently responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.

Jack Wall

Ceist:

333 Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the position of an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35365/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned has been referred to an Appeals Officer who proposes to hold an oral hearing in the case. The person concerned will be notified when the necessary arrangements have been made. The Social Welfare Appeals Office is an office of the Department that is independently responsible for determining appeals against decisions on social welfare entitlements.

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